Portland's lawsuit against Monsanto proceeds, with some claims dismissed.

The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.

Portland's Lawsuit Against Monsanto Proceeds, With Some Claims Dismissed

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Blame Henry Ford for deadly superbugs.

America has too much, and it’s killing us.

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Veterans who drank poison in northern Michigan are getting a second look.

OSCODA, MI -- The federal government is reopening a 16-year-old health report on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda at the urging of legislators and veterans seeking coverage for illnesses they contend were caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.

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Acid cloud leaks from chemical plant in South Baltimore, prompting shelter-in-place alert.

A cloud of toxic acid leaked into the air at a chemical plant in South Baltimore’s Fairfield industrial area Monday morning, prompting emergency officials to warn nearby workers and residents to shelter in place for several hours.

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Trees with a probiotic boost clean up a carcinogen.

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater

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About that ‘world-class’ spill response...

By Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett and Councillor Jaimie Harris, Heiltsuk Nation

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California’s plan to tackle a carcinogen widespread in water.

IF YOU DRIVE Highway 99 through California’s Central Valley, you’ll pass through the heart of farm country, where the state’s bounty blooms with hundreds of crops – everything from peaches to pistachios, from tangerines to tomatoes. You’ll also pass through dozens of communities, large and small, whose water systems are tainted by a newly regulated contaminant, 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP), which for decades was used in agricultural fumigants injected into farmland across the Valley.

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New Jersey must lead pollution fight.

New Jersey is taking fresh steps toward tight restrictions on a pair of carcinogens in our drinking water, making the state a national leader in the clean-water crackdown.

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NJ leads nation with plan to curb two toxic chemicals in drinking water.

New Jersey’s new plan to impose tough limits on two carcinogenic chemicals in drinking water puts it in the forefront of national efforts to control the substances, and is the state’s first such effort for seven years, analysts said.

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Ford, MDEQ settle over tainted groundwater in Livonia.

Ford Motor Co. will continue cleaning up harmful chemicals discovered in the groundwater and soil around the Livonia Transmission Plant and will submit plans to prevent future contamination, according to a settlement filed with the state Friday.

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EPA tests for toxic TCE vapours in Unley show no dangers.

UNLEY residents can breathe easy after tests by the Environment Protection Authority for potentially toxic vapours rising from contaminated groundwater showed no cause for alarm.

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Northern Michigan community tries to stay ahead of massive contaminated plume.

Bethany Hawkins, a retired lawyer, outside her home.

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Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River.

Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again.

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Inside the struggle for clean energy in Waukegan, Illinois.

It was May of 2016, and Eileen Shanley-Roberts was driving in her gray station wagon along Waukegan Harbor, flanked on her left side by industrial stacks and abandoned warehouses, and on her right by a massive, boat-lines harbor. "It looks like Mad Max," she said. "It is a totally post-apocalyptic industrial wasteland."

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